Divergent and the Bravest Choice

Divergent PosterDivergent is the newest film adaptation of a dystopian Young Adult fantasy book – of course the first in a trilogy that will spawn at least two more sequels. Overall, the film is good. The lead actors are good enough (though lead Shailene Woodley deserves a special shout-out: she’s characteristically excellent). The plot is good. The action is surprisingly well-shot. And as a person who read the book, I thought the adaptation was much better than the first Hunger Games film adaptation. The only thing that really didn’t work for me was the soundtrack – the songs pushed several songs that were already borderline cheese-tastic into full-blown Velveeta.

What made Divergent worth seeing was its clear message about bravery and self-sacrifice.

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